The New York Giants will reportedly work out veteran wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin in training camp after injuries to multiple receivers.
The past few days, the New York Giants have had multiple setbacks as far as their receiving corps are concerned. The first full-team practice of training camp saw a fractured thumb for Sterling Shepard and a torn ACL for Corey Coleman. The former will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis. The latter will miss the entire season.
Because of this, the Giants will have to search for replacements for the time being. Per Art Stapleton of northjersey.com, Big Blue is targeting veteran receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
I'm told veteran WR Kelvin Benjamin – whom Dave Gettleman drafted as GM in Carolina – is among the group of receivers the #NYGiants plan on inviting to their free agent workout Saturday, per source.
Sounds like list of participants still being put together.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) July 26, 2019
The Carolina Panthers drafted Benjamin in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. They traded him to the Buffalo Bills in October of 2017.
Benjamin played 18 games for Buffalo from 2017-18 before the Bills released him in December of last year. He then signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, who he finished out the season with.
In 15 games last year for the Bills and Chiefs, Benjamin caught 25 balls (67 targets) for 380 yards and one touchdown.
“Truly, I just think Carolina was bad for me,” Benjamin said. “It was a bad fit from the get-go. If you would’ve put me with any other quarterback, let’s be real, you know what I’m saying? Any other accurate quarterback like Rodgers or Eli Manning or Big Ben—anybody!—quarterbacks with knowledge, that know how to place a ball and give you a better chance to catch the ball. It just felt like I wasn’t in that position.”